Non-Cliché Gifts For Teachers, Because They Deserve Our Appreciation More Than Ever

by Emily Popp
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These days, every single week should be “Teacher Appreciation Week.” Teachers are too often under-valued, and they are the literal backbone of our education system. Now during unprecedented times, teachers are facing more challenges and scary uncertainties than ever. So let’s all take a moment to give the teachers in our lives a “thank you for being you” gift. A little goes a long way, and it’s always nice to feel seen, right?

But the best presents for teachers from students go beyond apple-shaped tchotchkes or cheesy mugs. There are so many non-cliché ways to celebrate the educators in our lives. When buying gifts for teachers think about what is from the heart, thoughtful and personalized. Also, it’s important to note that many school districts have specific policies on gift giving and how much that monetary value should be. So make sure you check your school’s rules first. But even if your district does have a price limit, there are so many small gifts for teachers that will still have a big impact.

Teachers are literally risking their lives right now to ensure our children have an education and future opportunities—and that’s not an exaggeration. Below see our picks for the best gifts for teachers to show them how much they’re appreciated.


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